Electra (The Lost Star)
"One of the Pleiades, daughter of Atlas, mother of Dardanus.
She is known as `the lost Pleiad,' for it is said that she disappeared
a little before the Trojan war, that she might be saved the
mortification of seeing the ruin of her beloved city. She showed
herself occasionally to mortals, but always in the guise of a comet."
Troy was known for its riches, gained from trade with east and west, fancy clothes, iron production. The Trojan royal family was started by Electra and Zeus.
Calgary is known for its riches, gained from trade with east and south, fancy house prices, oil production. Calgary doesn't have a royal family. With no war in sight, Electra has returned to claim her rightful place over the new Troy.
|Inspired by L’Etoile Perdue (The Lost Pleiad)
William Bouguereau 1884
Oil on canvas 195.5 x 95 cm 76 7/8 x 37 3/8 inches
The Lost Pleiad
But from Fesole's summit the Tuscan looked forth,
But the star of his love, the bright gem of the cluster,
And thus, when the splendor of beauty has blazed,
From Poems of John Brainard / by John Brainard 1796-1828